New York City is a magical mystical place where MEGAPOLIS partyfunz happen on occasion (Apr 19-21 2013). Some people think Manhattan is all about glitz and glamour and Lindsey Lohan vomiting on Carrie Bradshaw’s doorstop while Chloe Sevigny models a ripped t-shirt underneath the flickering street lamp nearby. Actually, that’s not far off. But truly, Manhattan is full of amazing art and sound and people surrounded by rivers and the most giant-est collection of buildings ever to exist on a single island in the US of A (we have not verified any of this information). And most of the fun and history and edge and dumplings lie in Lower Manhattan, so that’s where we’re taking you.

Where We At

These are the places you need to go, so look at it closely.

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Go to our registration desk @ 66 West 12th Street (also on the map above) from 2p to 6p on 4/19; from 10a to 6p on 4/20; and from 11a to 6p on 4/21. Our registration desk @ 55 West 13th Street in the Theresa Lang Student Center from 6:30-9:30p on both Fri 4/19 and Sat 4/20.

Places to Stay

Doesn’t everyone know someone in NYC? Yes. But they probably have nowhere to put you up inside their coffins, and even if they do they don’t like you THAT much.

If yer solo and don’t know a soul OR want to spend a penny on lodging in NYC, Megapolis Festival thinks you should be finding some couch using the highly free Make a profile, post your sexy poses, lie about your age, make yourself sound cooler than the lovechild of Gary Busey and Judy Dench, and stay with some awesome people who may even like audio art as much as your twisted self.

Is it even cool to suggest this? But it’s better than a stoopid hotel. Speaking of …

If you have money to burn, go to richy rich hotels and get that private spa and minibar and valet service for your Maserati. Then invite us over to spray champagne on the walls because you have to.

What To Bring

Yourself. Other people. Your wallet. Some snacks. Stickers. Fishing wire. Various pinwheels.

SRSLY tho, you should bring all of the above plus:

  • Some moneys. No meals are included in the ticket price. We’d love to provide you with that if our wallets were deep, but alas. We’ll also have merch for you soze you can relieve yourself of those unwanted coins.
  • Your ‘gear’. Some workshops actually require you to be prepared with recording gear, laptops, instruments, etc. Read the workshop descriptions with a keen eye to determine what you need. If you’re not sure, hit Contact above and ask us.
  • Audio/vidio/photo recorderz, even if you aren’t attending one of the above workshops, if you want to help us document all the crazee things going on. We’ll happily link to your efforts from our website after the fest.
  • Appropriate clothings. Some events are outside in rain/sun. We also can’t predict how cold or warm it will be inside festival venues. PLANIT.

Getting Around NYC

Caveman-style (Walking)
Yes, with real-life legs and feets and luxury shoes. Everything is walkable if you put your mind to it. Grab a map from the festival HQ. Follow signs. Walk in groups. Ask a helpful Megafest volunteer or organizer if you think you be getting lost.

Public transit

  • Buses run fairly regularly and are reasonably reliable. You can see a schedule here.
  • Subway. It’s helpful to get to HQ but not really needed beyond that — everything else is walkable within 20-30 min.

You can rent a bike if you’re the two-wheel-motion type. I think this place does some of that. Let us get back to you.

Ride in style. Hail it up with a arm-out waving hand motion. Pay in dollars, tip in kindness.


From Philly / DC / Boston / other places: Bolt Bus and MegaBus are the way to go (have WiFI and are about $20)

Amtrak has trains. This ain’t no Buffalo Bill-era stuff either. We’re talking Internet, contour cushions and soy crisps. Most normal people take the bus tho. Just sayin’.

JFK, Laguardia, and even Newark Intl. Airport in NJ just aren’t that far away. You can then take the MTA (or NJ Transit) to downtown NYC, not far from festival venues.

Let John Candy and Steve Martin drive you all the way to Megapolis heaven. Or drive yourself, FINE. Just don’t plan to park too close to festival venues, unless your hobby is driving around in circles for days on end.